to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion:
to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
to appropriate for a special purpose:
to allot money for a park.
to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.
He never thought of allotting the blame, nor or appealing to Ansell, who still sat brooding in the side-garden.
The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
The living spouse may not deviate from custom in allotting the property of the deceased.
Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
Domestic harmony is in some degree provided for, by allotting a separate residence to each wife.
Journal of an African Cruiser Horatio Bridge
An important function of the town meeting was in allotting land.
The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
It is a good plan to portion off the glorious vistas of Yosemite, allotting so many surprises to each day.
In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
The regulating and allotting of cabins to each particular officer was first established.
How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
We do not know enough of the circumstances to be sure of allotting censure in exact and rightful measure.
Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2) John Morley
To-day, though that old-established custom is observed, the method of allotting the vein and granting title has been changed.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
These four things I have mentioned he embraced in twelve books, allotting three to each.
The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine
This game is supposed to have originated in early methods of allotting land.
Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium Jessie H. Bancroft
verb (transitive) -lots, -lotting, -lotted
to assign or distribute (shares, etc)
to designate for a particular purpose: money was allotted to cover expenses
(foll by to) apportion: we allotted two hours to the case
late 15c., from Old French aloter (Modern French allotir) “to divide by lots, to divide into lots,” from à “to” (see ad-) + loter “lot,” a word of Germanic origin (cf. Gothic hlauts, Old High German hloz, Old English hlot; see lot). Related: Allotted; allotting.
Biology. a type specimen of the sex opposite to that of the holotype. Immunology. an antibody of a given class having certain molecular sites shared by only some members of a species and therefore acting as an antigen to other members of the same species. noun (biology) an additional type specimen selected because of differences […]
extending or repeated the entire surface, as a decorative pattern. a fabric with an allover pattern. Historical Examples The gondolas multiplied and spotted it allover; every gondola and gondolier looking, at a distance, precisely like every other. Italian Hours Henry James This is Portuguese allover—indolence, piousness, poverty, impotence. Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel […]
a general feeling of unease and nervousness throughout the body (usually preceded by the). extending or repeated the entire surface, as a decorative pattern. a fabric with an allover pattern.
- Allow for
to give permission to or for; permit: to allow a student to be absent; No swimming allowed. to let have; give as one’s share; grant as one’s right: to allow a person $100 for expenses. to permit by neglect, oversight, or the like: to allow a door to remain open. to admit; acknowledge; concede: to […]